Friday, August 13, 2010

#6 of 100 in 100

Floating Dreams
6x6" oil on linen panel
#6 of "100 in 100"

I have been itching to paint this scene.  I have a photo which has three boats with their reflections, but for this small piece, only one would fit well.  I loved the colors and festive feel of the scene.  Anything to do with water is wonderful.  It gives you a completely different perspective on things to look in on the land, and be a part of the water-world.  This little Sunfish sail boat, part of a fleet of Sunfish sailboats, are owned by a man on the Rappahanock River.  He finds them, restores them, then finds kids and families who can't afford new boats, and off they go to a new owner.  He also teaches sailing to kids and groups. We had a Sailfish, which never made it onto the water, but he was able to get her back into shape and she now is sailing off into the sunset with a family.  Thus the title.

Quote for today:
"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found."
- James Russell Lowell


liz wiltzen said...

Lovely palette in this piece Elaine, really a soft, peaceful feel to it.

It would be a great challenge for you to actually try to fit all 3 boats on a canvas this size, and with a big brush....

Elaine Hurst said...

Wow, that sounds like a challenge! I think I'll take it on!

Becky Joy said...

Love the colors in this one. Really great.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wow, Elaine this is beautiful! Lovely saturated colors and the reflection and pink/lavenders pull all together wonderfully. Nice soft edges too, love it!

shirley fachilla said...

Love your colors especially that glowing orange.